Safe & Sound

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Since the fateful morning of Dec. 14, 2012, schools around the country have turned greater attention toward securing their facilities and ensuring the safety of their faculty, staff and students. The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and six adults dead, has caused school leaders across the… Read More

Rash Of Pedestrian Accidents Leaves Community Shaken

The scene along Old Court Road and Estates Court on May 10 has become one all too familiar in Baltimore County in recent weeks. Police and EMS providers responded at 7:44 a.m. that day to a report of a crash involving a 2009 Honda CRV and a pedestrian. The victim, Damien Graham, 30, of the… Read More

University Of Md. Alum Upset 50-Year Reunion Scheduled On Shavuot

By David Snyder staff reporter A 1963 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Pikesville resident Michael Benson had been eagerly awaiting his class’ 50-year reunion this spring. That is, until he learned of the event’s date.

Bad Hair Day Story Makes The Cut

“Haircuts are usually traumatic for me,” said Phyllis Woolford of Mays Chapel. So Woolford, 64, did what comes naturally. She wrote about it. As it turned out, Woolford’s short story, “Just a Little Off the Top,” won first prize in midlifecollage.com’s weekly writing contest. This is the second time one of Woolford’s stories has been… Read More

Performer Cavanaugh ‘brings’ Elton John to this year’s SPOTLIGHT 2013

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They’ll remember when rock was young at the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School when entertainer Michael Cavanaugh performs the songs of Elton John. Cavanaugh is headlining the school’s annual Spotlight event on June 4. It will be his second time at Spotlight; he was such a hit in 2010, when he performed a Billy Joel… Read More

Heartfelt Program

AED celebration also serves as reminder to communal leaders of importance of training, maintenance “Thousands of lives each year would be saved if more defibrillators were placed throughout the country. We, as the Jewish nation, value life tremendously. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program shows achdus, unity, and our commitment to help all Jewish people,… Read More

Art Outside In Druid Hill Park

Druid Hill Park has had its ups and downs over the years. This fecund green space amid the urban landscape of Baltimore is home, of course, to the Maryland Zoo, miles of bicycle trails and walking paths, fountains, man-made ponds and lakes and the once-segregated clay tennis courts, where generations of Baltimoreans from all walks… Read More

UPDATE: Caring Bridge Page Launched For Updates About Biker Mel Pachino

In an email today from Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim, it was stated that, “the next few days are very critical for Mel Pachino.” The community is invited to join Suburban at 7:40 p.m. for a recitation of Psalms, followed by Mincha at 7:50 p.m.  The goal is to complete the entire Sefer Tehillim daily. Please click on the linkand… Read More

Jewish Museum Introduces Bessie Bluefeld, Its Newest Living History Character

Senior features reporter On Tuesday, April 30, when Jewish Museum of Maryland Director of Education Ilene Dackman-Alon introduced the museum’s new living history character, Bessie Bluefeld, many in the audience already knew her, or at least knew of her. Among the 100 guests who came to the JMM for a reception and one-woman show were… Read More